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#6777914 - 05/29/17 03:59 PM Must haves for deer blinds, interior
7mag Offline
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Registered: 01/21/06
Posts: 20606
Loc: West Texas
So I just finished making a 4x6, plywood deer blind. Sheet metal roof etc. I put a couple of small shelves (8"x8") on each side. The blind has 2 front windows and side windows. I will also be putting in carpet to dampen the sound.

Limited in space so I don't want to go crazy on stuff. Thought about placing a couple of hooks to hang jackets etc. Anything else I am missing? Oh I do have a small propane heater. Should keep me and the wife toasty.

I am also making a 4x8 this week as well for my lease partner.
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#6777969 - 05/29/17 04:47 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
TEXASLEFTY Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 7607
Loc: The Island Cres
Heater for sure, comfortable and quite chair then a couple bottles of water....

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#6777986 - 05/29/17 05:02 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
7mag Offline
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Registered: 01/21/06
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Loc: West Texas
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Heater for sure, comfortable and quite chair then a couple bottles of water....



yes sir....I agree up
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#6778212 - 05/29/17 09:26 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
BarneyWho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2878
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I'm building a 4X6 as well. I'm putting a 6" shelf all the way around the front and sides of mine for a rifle rest just under the windows. Going to put red LED lights under the shelves in a switch. Plan on putting a USB port or two to charge phones. All of this will be run off a 12V battery with a solar panel wired and secured to the outside roof. Also thinking about putting a blinking red light on the outside so it makes it easier to find in the dark. rofl
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#6778223 - 05/29/17 09:34 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 19828
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Just built a 4x6 as well and did a 6 inch shelf all the way around and went with deer view windows. Put down some moisture/sound barrier under the carpet and it really helped to quiet it down. All my other efforts went towards sealing it nice and tight so I don't have to worry about moisture, bugs, or animals getting in.
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#6778270 - 05/29/17 10:31 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
spg Offline
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Registered: 08/11/13
Posts: 1130
I just built a 6.5x8, floor has a thick area rug that my wife got rid of, will be installing 3/4 foam board between studs painted black, deer view windows, old recliner my wife was tired of, and two hinged shooting rest for the windows facing the feeders. Future add ons may be two 12v batteries connected in series to a 3000w converter to run a receptacle and TV to watch college football.

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#6778455 - 05/30/17 08:36 AM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
Halfadozen Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 8166
Loc: Parker County
Just finished up a 4x6 using StretchR's plan and modified them to have a modular build. Inside is painted chocolate brown except for window trim which is clay colored. I like the contrast especially in low light conditions so I accidentally don't bump the window raising my rifle. I/O carpet remnant. Extra wide door (28") with 3 36" and 1 48" Deerview windows. Padded cutouts in 2 corners for rifle rest and 4 small shelves. A few hooks for coats, calls etc.
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#6783019 - 06/03/17 08:10 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
sbushee Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 1116
I got an old box blind that I raised 8ft. Very basic. I like the way you guys operate.

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#6785185 - 06/06/17 10:49 AM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
bholt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 696
Loc: Georgetown,TX
Just a thought for those of you installing batteries. I have a 7" digital TV in one of mine. I use 2" PVC as a mast with rabbit ears on top. I power it by means of a Jump-N-Carry type jump starter. I have a ranger that I have a 1500 lb. winch mounted in the bed to help loading hogs/deer or whatever, and I use the same jump starter to power it also. I like it because you can take it home recharge it. I also have Insulated my blinds which helps greatly with noise and weather of course. Five inch carpeted shelves around the windows and lower for coffee or Koolaid and a larger one towards the top of the pitched roof. Small Mr. Heater, hooks for jackets caps ect., solar panel on the outside charging a spare 12 volt deer feeder battery and 12 volt leds (red) switched inside under the shelves.
Let you mind go crazy, take your time and have fun building it. You will get greif from others, but who cares.

Good Luck

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#6793501 - 06/14/17 04:39 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
TiggerV Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 107
Screw the deer blind......Y'all have set up better than my 1st apartment!!!!!!

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#6797318 - 06/18/17 09:19 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
sbushee Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 1116
Chair, weapon, binoculars.

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#6797356 - 06/18/17 09:47 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 6420
Loc: DFW
I use a high back office/desk chair with arm rests. I'd also put one or two shelves high to put things on that's out of the way.

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#6797370 - 06/18/17 09:59 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
MClark Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/09/15
Posts: 164
Loc: Arizona
I use a pop up blind.
I bought a this gun rack,
https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/586724/winchester-the-gun-chair-3-gun-folding-gun-rack-aluminum
It give me a stable place for my rifle, rather than leaning against the fabric wall. It is quiet and can hold three guns. I have had a rifle for deer and hogs and a shotgun just in case a turkey wanders in.

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